On May 22, the Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) and the US Coast Guard issued their joint 68-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) in the maritime sector. 71 Fed. Reg. 29395 The comment period is now closed. There are 550 documents currently in the docket, expressing a wide variety of viewpoints. Possibly one of the more persuasive comments was submitted by four US Representatives serving on the House Committee on Homeland Security [Bernie Thompson (D-MS); Loretta Sanchez (D-CA); Jane Harman (D-CA); and Peter De Fazio (D-OR)]. They suggest, among other things, that the comment period be extended, that public meetings be held in Houston and New Orleans; and that different requirements be developed for different segments of the marine industry.
Source: HK Law